As representatives of many of the world’s best known humanitarians, entertainers and entrepreneurs including Sir Bob Geldof, Elle Macpherson, John Simpson, CBE and Boris Becker, talent management and speaker agency Kruger Cowne have joined with One Young World, the preeminent global forum for young leaders, to launch a global search for a young icon of the future and catapult them into the future of travel – upon the XCOR Lynx® Spacecraft into outer space.
The Rising Star programme, which launched at the One Young World Summit 2014 in Dublin, invites both One Young World delegates and outstanding members of the public aged 18-35, to nominate him or herself to take on the trip of a lifetime. The search will catapult the champion of this project not only into space, but also on to an international stage.
With astronauts, global leaders and entrepreneurs from the Kruger Cowne roster offering mentorship, the chosen young leader will be managed and positioned to develop powerful connections and given a platform to engage with a global audience and develop solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.
Passionate about developing future talent and inspiring the youth audience, Kruger Cowne founder Mark Cowne shared his excitement about the mission;
“As a talent management business, it is important to recognise the need for talent incubation and the provision of opportunities for those who might not have a platform to chase their dreams. We want the next generation to achieve greatness. Fostering the world’s next great leaders, we plan to nurture individuals so that one of them can literally experience the world from a completely new perspective, inspiring them to create long lasting memories that they can share with the next generation.” Mark Cowne, CEO Kruger Cowne.